Exercise Your Brain with a New Mystery Photo

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” — Dr. Seuss And so I can hope my mystery photo game is waking up some brain cells.  We all do better with wide awake brains. Well, I guess we do although sometimes we can have pretty interesting dreams. I’ve had people ask me if I dream up story idea while …

A Rose is a Rose & Mystery 2

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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr Well, as old Abe Lincoln once said, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time or something like that. Let’s just say my first mystery photo was not the most mysterious …

The Mystery Continues with a New Mystery Picture

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“Oh how I’ve missed you, Hidden Springs! That warm feeling when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a while and just know that you’re going to enjoy your time together. That’s how I felt when I found this book in my mailbox. Once again we are transported to the small town of Hidden Springs and the cast …

What if We Have an Old House…?

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Often when I’m doing an interview, one of the most popular questions will be how or where do I get my ideas for stories. Sometimes the interviewer is more specific and asks where I got the idea for a particular story. That can be a hard question to answer clearly. That’s because ideas bombard an author from every direction. The …

Did You Ever Get a Grab Bag?

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January 12, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s January. Do you like January? Dad says you should like every day. That every day is a gift from the Lord, but somehow January days can feel like grab bag gifts that don’t have anything in them but broken crayons. I got a grab bag like that once. It …

Imagining Life’s Coming Attractions

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. (Robert Frost)  I love spring. A time when the spring peepers make music so loud that even with the windows closed I can hear them trying to convince some other peepers to be their dates. I like how one week the trees are winter bare …

Be Careful What You Imagine

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Because my book, Angel Sister is fresh off the presses and onto bookstore shelves I’ve been doing some book launches, library speeches and internet interviews with bloggers. I’ve got one up right now with Favorite PASTimes, a blog that focuses on historical fiction and the writers behind the stories. They’ve got quite the line up of authors who make regular …